Monday, July 12, 2010
Open Championship groupings
The groupings are out for The Open this week, and here are some of the highlights: Fernandez-Castano/Moore/Schwartzel - Very talented young players. I've been a fan of Charl since the beginning of 2009. Poulter/Els/Cink - Two winners this year, along with last year's Champion Golfer. Woods/Rose/Villegas - Clearly the premier group. Rose is as hot as anyone right now. Tiger will do well just to keep up at the rate he's going now. Harrington/Ishikawa/Watson - Interesting mix of cultures and eras. It would be surprising to see Tom compete again, but who knows. Paddy has been a disappointment this year. He ended last year playing so very well, but it hasn't transferred. Casey/Cabrera/Fowler - Is it time for Angel to jump up and win a major again? Is Casey over his injuries? How will Golfer Smurf do on the links? Jimenez/Westwood/Scott - We'll really see how tough Lee Westwood is, after his huge disappointment at the US Open. Jimenez won last week, and Scott has been playing well also. Montgomerie/Mickelson/Goosen - Interesting mix of personalities and styles of game. ESPN's broadcast starts at 4:00 AM ET on Thursday. Might as well sleep on the couch Wed night.